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Age and dates of birth/date[edit]

Can someone explain to me how someone born in 412 AD can die at the age of 73 years in 487 AD? Did the calendar skip a couple of years or something?
Alan U. Kennington (talk) 12:06, 18 July 2011 (UTC)


Why this article doesn't mention the Chrestomathy? Its authory is disputed, but is an important work attributed to him. --Leonardo T. Oliveira (talk) 19:44, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Strange spelling[edit]

Curious details: Why "Constantinopolis" (= Constatinople?). And why "412 AC" ("AC", if anything, means "ante Christum", which makes no sense here)? -S.

Anno Christi. But it should be fixed. Septentrionalis 14:40, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Strange phrasing[edit]

I changed "School of Philosophy" to Academy, but I didn't know what to make of this: "He became headmaster of Athens' School of Philosophy." Is there a less anachronistic way of expressing this? --Wetman 09:55, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Don't think so. --maru (talk) Contribs 03:53, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
Yes. Septentrionalis 14:40, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Travel to Athens[edit]

What is the source of the 431 date for his journey from Alexandria to Athens? Nearly every other source (linked in the External links section) simply say he went from A to B when he was a teenager, implying 429 or 430, or give it as 429. --maru (talk) Contribs 03:53, 6 January 2006 (UTC)


If more info related to this is available, it may be added:

  • Biblio: On the Heratic Art according to the Greeks.

Wrong reference?[edit]

It seems that the last external link to Migne's PG is a mistake: it shows the collection of the patristic writings of ecclesiatical character by SAINT PROCLUS THE BISHOP (OF CONSTANTINOPLE), some 40 years senior to Proclus Diadochus, the "platonic successor". Perhaps an article could be made about Saint Proclus and the link transferred there. Actually Migne probably holds some translations of Proclus' work into LATIN done early on by William of Moerbecke (Gulielmus (de) MORBEKA) which, however, I was unable to locate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:59, 22 December 2008 (UTC)